Turkish PM: Consideration of resolution of Armenian genocide in U.S. can negatively affect Turkish-American relations
Turkish-American relations should not be threatened, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by the CNN Turk, underscoring the continuous resolution in the U.S. Congress of the so-called genocide committed by Armenians.
"I rely on President Obama's sanity, who oversees the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations," he added.
The question of genocide should not be considered by politicians, it should be studied by historians, he said.
U.S. Congress International Relations Commission Chairman Howard Berman proposed to submit the issue for consideration March 4.
Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.